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  • AikoAwarded actress and former Quezon City Councilor Aiko Me­lendez is a renewed Christian. She was baptized several months ago (movie/TV actress Coney Reyes was her discipler) and is now an active member of the Victory church. It was Piolo Pascual, her co­star in the now defunct “Apoy sa Dagat,” who paved a path for Aiko on her way to rediscovering her faith.

    “I keep seeing Piolo read the Bible so one time I asked him to give me a Bible. Binigyan niya ako. I have Bibles already in my house pero hindi ko siya binabasa. Parang display lang,pangontra ng mga bad spirits. So sabi ko parang it’s about time na magkaroon ako ng personal relationship with God so I started reading the Bi­ble he gave me tapos tuloy-tuloy na,” explained Aiko.
    So what has changed?

    “Mas naging magaan ang pagtingin ko sa buhay kasi dati when I hear negative things I allow them to eat out the best in me. Now I lift them all up to God. Kapag hindi para sa akin ang isang bagay, there are bet­ter things for me to come,” she replied.

    Aiko admitted that life is “harder” as a Christian, particu­larly a celebrity, because there are a lot of temptations in the industry.

    “But when you know the word of God mas alam mo ang gaga- win mo. Minsan hindi mo na­man gustong gawin pero kailan­gan mo lang gawin, now ‘yung stand mo talaga mas matibay! Sobrang big step and I’m very happy,” described Aiko.

    Another “big step” in Aiko’s life – an indie film titled “Asinta­do” by his director friend Louie Ignacio. She was hand-picked by the director himself to play the fe­male lead in “Asintado,” an entry in the Director’s Showcase cate­gory of the 2014 Cinemalaya In­dependent Film Festival, which will commence Aug. 1.

    “Maganda ‘yung story ng ‘Asintado.’ It is a story about a  mother na sobrang mahal na mahal niya ang mga anak niya. Meron akong autistic child dito at si Jake Vargas ‘yung isa kong anak na na-involve sa drug syndi­cate. So I have to make a choice then na whether makapa­tay ang anak ko or hay­aan kong makapa­tay ‘yung i s a n g anak ko naman. So ‘yun ang di­lemma, ” she shared. Playing her au­tistic son is Migs Cuader­no.

    Others in the cast are Gabby Eigenmann, Rita de Guzman, Rochelle Pangilinan and Jak Ro­berto.

    “Asin­tado” is produced by Jose Mari Aba­can, Elvira Yap Go, Oliverio Laperal Jr., Lu­isito Lag­dameo Ignacio with Den­nis Evan­gelista as Line Pro­ducer. It is written by Socorro

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